Andromeda botnet dismantled

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worked with multiple international partners to take down on November 29 one of the longest running malware families dubbed Andromeda.

The joint international effort included partnership with FBI, the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force (J-CAT), Eurojust and private-sector partners, according to Help Net Security report

According to Microsoft, Andromeda was responsible for distributing nearly 80 malware families and infecting up to 1 million devices on average every month. 

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